Buttermilk brightens buckwheat flour in this pancake recipe! These gluten-free buckwheat pancakes are airy.
Buckwheat pancakes evoke pioneer days, log homes, pot belly stoves, and more. Perhaps buckwheat was more popular 100 years ago.
Buckwheat has no wheat. No grain or grass. Nonetheless, its flour makes unexpectedly fluffy pancakes with a deep, warm, earthy flavour.
We tried this recipe with and without eggs, 100% buckwheat flour (naturally gluten-free), or half buckwheat and half all-purpose flour, and you know what? It’s fine.
Egg and half white flour and half buckwheat flour are my favourites. Yet the pairings without the egg or with 100% buckwheat flour were fluffy, tasty, and eat-too-many.
Buckwheat has no gluten, thus it’s safe for gluten-sensitive people (just use all buckwheat flour instead of the mix in the following recipe). Grilling!
A recipe for Buckwheat Pancakes:
- 1 cup buckwheat flour
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/4 cups milk
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tablespoons melted butter or oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Butter or oil, for greasing the pan
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the buckwheat flour, all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
- In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, melted butter or oil, and vanilla extract.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Do not overmix; a few lumps in the batter are okay.
- Heat a nonstick skillet or griddle over medium-high heat. Add a small amount of butter or oil to grease the pan.
- Using a 1/4 cup measuring cup, scoop the batter onto the skillet or griddle.
- Cook until bubbles form on the surface of the pancake, about 2-3 minutes. Flip the pancake and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes, until golden brown.
- Repeat with the remaining batter, adding more butter or oil to the pan as needed.
- Serve warm with your favorite pancake toppings, such as maple syrup, fresh fruit, whipped cream, or butter.